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to massachusetts. also got the houston mayor to tell us how her city is preparing for a strike. futures still a little jittery here this morning. dow down 86. "squawk on the street" back in a minute. at a dry cleaner, we replaced people with a machine. what? customers didn't like it. so why do banks do it? hello? hello?! if your bank doesn't let you talk to a real person 24/7, you need an ally. hello? ally bank. your money needs an ally. mine was earned off vietnam in 1968. over the south pacific in 1943. i got mine in iraq, 2003. usaa auto insurance is often handed down from generation to generation. because it offers a superior level of protection, and because usaa's commitment to serve the military, veterans and their families is without equal. begin your legacy, get an auto insurance quote. usaa. we know what it means to serve. >>> instagram users may have made good on their threat to dump the photo sharing app after the controversy over new privacy rules, according to app data in the "new york post." app data says that instagram may have shed almost 25% of its daily active users as a res
housing data out tod home prices rose 4.3% in the 12 months ending in october in a 20-city composite, beating analysts' forecasts. it did appear as 12 of the 20 cities in both composites posted monthly declines in october. david blitzer will join us in just a few minutes to go over this data. bottom line here, better than expected. maybe this is enough to keep this sector going. a very strong sector in consumer discretionary overall. home builders have really been a double in 2012. >> it wasn't until the second half of this word that you started hearing the words housing and gdp growth in the same sentence. perhaps the most significant part of the economy for so much of the early parts of the 2000s. we'll see. they do call it a sustained recovery. that is, s&p-case schiller, and the recovery continues to gather strength. >> the best performing sector, though, financials. >> financials, yeah. >> 26% on financials. utilities the only one lower for the year. nine out of ten s&p sectors higher. that doesn't happen a whole lot. >> no. >> when we come back, christmas day may be over, but w
chickens in the two, three, four tier cities. they're equal to chicago, right? >> yeah. 200 cities in china the size of chicago, in terms of population. >> and those are small. >> can you imagine the lines at starbucks there? a cappuccino machine goes down, it could shut down the whole city. >> my daughter was asking, how did there come to be so many people in china? >> 200 years ago, i guess, that's a long time -- >> the nation building? >> i didn't have an answer. >> discovery will do us -- >> fill me in. i need to brush up on my -- >> but david faber isn't ignorant. his hair looks better. china, here's the story. >> hair looks better. then china better. relative issue. >> it's a relative issue. thank you. very nice. >>> let's check with mary thompson, on the floor in for bob pisani today. >> weakness across the board. weakness in the nasdaq, down about 20 points. the dow lost in early trade. a little more modest in the s&p, down 4.25%. traders saying the fiscal cliff headlines will continue to dictate trading. and here there was a little reaction in the futures market ahead of today's op
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and great values on your holiday shopping from l.l. bean. >>> hi. i'm steven ye, located in new york city. i'm annoyed. i'm annoyed with the fiscal cliff. we're looking at not knowing what's going to happen. we fall off this cliff, and everyone gets affected. there's no trickle-down effect, it's more like a slush. we will lose income. the question is, housm income are we going to lose. if we fall off the cliff, the fear is that we fall off the cliff. not slowly glide down the cliff. big government at this point needs to understand that we should be able to trust you to do the right thing. put politics aside. think about us, the people. that's why we have government. fix it. >> all right. we're looking at a triple-digit gain here on the dow at this hour. up 109 points, a game of 13 points there. the nasdaq really the outperformer up by 1.one and a third points. andy lapierre is managing director with the group. what happens in the next few days will determine whether or not we have a year-end rally. >> we're having a rally already, melissa. absolutely. the market -- the next few days will det
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